Usage examples for festal

  1. Ah, what will he wear on the feast days, When the people their festal enjoy? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  2. When he had implored the help of his more gifted companion, Edmund determined at least that he should contribute an idea for his theme, but for all reply as to what he had noticed in particular on the festal occasion, he only answered, " A fat piper in a brown coat." – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  3. Hail to the festal hour! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  4. The health of the bride's parents is then proposed, and is followed by those of the principal personages present, the toast of the bridesmaids being generally one of the pleasantest features of the festal ceremony. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  5. The spirit of the throng was entirely festal. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  6. Now, kind friends, Who with your smiles have graciously rewarded Our humble, but most earnest aims to please, And with your presence at our festal board Will charm the winter midnight, Music gives The signal: Welcome and old wine await you. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  7. He ran up to Helen's door, and finding it locked, opened his dressing- room, which adjoined hers, with the same key, and pushing back the silk draperies which hung between them, went in, and, to his alarm and amazement, saw her, still arrayed in her festal robes sleeping in the chair, into which she had fallen. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  8. It was in a solemnly festal frame of mind that he now resolved to devote the rest of his life to his real vocation, which at last he had found. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen